A Biography of
Dale E. Carlson
July 26, 2008
Born on March 24, 1926, Dale was the only child of Edgar and Frances Carlson. He was raised in Wheaton, Illinois, He entered the United States Naval Academy in the class of 1948. He graduated with a commission and a Bachelor of Science degree.
Service in the United States Navy included tours on the U.S.S. Tucson (CLAA) and the U.S.S. Juneau (CLAA). Dale resigned his commission and attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree in 1952.
The U.S. Navy recalled Dale for two more years of service. It sent him to the U.S.S. Manchester (CL). He finished the tour as the Communications Officer and retired as a Lieutenant , junior grade. Afterwards he was a an engineer with Motorola’s Two-Way Radio Division and with Hewlett-Packard Corporation and an accountant with Fred W. Trumbull, P.A.
While living in Palo Alto, California, Dale married Iva M. Smith of Etna, California. They have two daughters, Elin May and Lisa Annette. On April 5, 2008, Iva and Dale celebrated fifty years of marriage. During this same period Dale was active in the United Methodist Church, earned a private pilot license and received a Certified Public Accountant certificate from the State of California.
The family moved to Yreka, California, in 1965. Here Dale opened a public accounting practice and was in business for over thirty years. Dale was a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Yreka, a past president of the Yreka Chamber of Commerce, and elected three times to be the Treasurer for the City of Yreka. In various ways he helped and supported the Yreka United Methodist Church, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Friends of the Yreka Library and Madrone Hospice, Inc. His personal interests resulted in long term memberships in the America Philatelic Society, the Siskiyou Model Rail Road Club and Fortune Cookies, an investment club.